The role of calcium and magnesium in leg cramps

 

Leg Cramps have become an extremely common problem. It is a frustrating and at times debilitating condition that can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life.

Plimoth Baye Naturals contains calcium and magnesium which are essential ingredients in our fast acting formula. Calcium allows the muscles to contract while magnesium enables them to relax. Magnesium gives the body the ability to absorb calcium making them the perfect pair. 

According to Livestrong.com, It is suggested that individuals suffering from leg cramps take up to 1000mg of calcium per day and 400-500mg of magnesium twice a day. In some cases it can take up to 3 months to replenish severely depleted calcium and magnesium levels.

We also recommend eating foods rich in both calcium and magnesium. Whole grains, seeds, nuts, dairy, and leafy green vegetables are great sources of calcium. Molasses, wheat germ, tofu, and kelp have large amounts of magnesium and are great options to increase ones daily intake.

There are foods as well as beverages that could be inhibiting your calcium and magnesium consumption. These include but are not limited to alcohol, caffeine, extra protein, fats, salts, soda, and sweets. Other known inhibitors are diuretics as well as antacids.

We hope these tips were helpful in your quest for no more leg cramps!